Jafferjee, Abeyesekera on Sri Lanka stock exchange board
ECONOMYNEXT – Murtaza Jafferjee, chairman of JB Securities, and Dimuthu Sanjaya Abeyesekera, director and chief executive of Asha Phillip Securities Ltd., have been appointed as directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).
A CSE statement said the appointments were with effect from 1st February 2019.
Abeyesekera’s Asha Phillip Securities is affiliated with Phillip Capital Singapore, a specialised financial services organisation managing assets worth over US$35 billion with a network of offices around the world.
“He is an experienced capital market professional counting over 30 years in the industry,” the CSE said.
Abeyesekera is also a Director at Asha Financial Services, a specialised margin trading company in Colombo and is a past Chairman of the Colombo Stockbrokers Association (CSBA).
Jafferjee has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets across multiple asset classes, the CSE said.
He serves on the Board of Nations Trust Bank PLC and Serendib Hotels PLC as an Independent Director and also served on the Board of the CSE from August 2007 to July 2009.
Jafferjee holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Masters’ Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo.
As a CFA charter holder, Jafferjee “makes an annual pledge to abide by the highest levels of ethics and professional conduct,” the statement said.